There are no reports of illnesses associated with consumption of these products.
The pepper sticks included in the advisory bear the lot number 318130 located on the back of the package, and Minnesota State Establishment Number 1157.
sold approximately 20 pounds
of the pork and beef pepper sticks at its retail store in Belgrade Meat
The company is cooperating with Belgrade MDA’s
investigation. Consumers are asked to return packages to the retail store.
In addition, approximately 280 pounds of product was distributed under the Pastures A Plenty label. These products include:
§ Uncured smoked breakfast links lot number 311130 distributed to Linden Hills Coop in
and Whole Foods in Minneapolis . The
products are also served at Bryant Lake Bowl, Café Barbette and Gigi Café all
located in Duluth . Minneapolis
§ Uncured pork wieners lot number 311130 distributed to Seward Coop in
Market at both the Minneapolis, Mississippi Selby Avenue
and West 7th locations in ,
and at the River Market in St. Paul .
§ Uncured pork wieners and uncured smoked bratwurst both with lot number 318130 served at Natedog’s Mobile Food Cart in the Twin Cities metro.
and Food Inspection Division Director Heidi Kassenborg, the contamination was
first detected in a product sample collected during a routine inspection. MDA
investigators are now working to determine the source of the contamination.
Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, an uncommon but potentially serious disease marked by fever, severe headache, neck stiffness and nausea. Healthy people rarely contract listeriosis, but it can sometimes cause fatal infections in infants, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Listeriosis can also lead to miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Any consumers who believe they may have become ill after eating the product should contact their health care provider. For more details about the product, call Belgrade Meat Center
at (320) 254-8287 or Pastures A Plenty at (320) 367-2061.